In this sea is the island of Socotra, whence come the best aloes.
About two tons were imported from Socotra in 1833, but a much larger quantity could be obtained if required.
The best kind is brought from the Island of Socotra, and is supposed to be more safe in its operation than the other kinds.
The unfortunate steamer was caught in one of these tempests, and driven on a reef off Socotra Island.
A short distance to the eastward of the island of Socotra, in the Indian ocean, he was laid in his watery grave.
He then turned his arms against Socotra, at the entrance of the Gulf of Aden, where he carried the fortress.
In this island there is much dragon's blood and aloes of Socotra.
After these acts of summary vengeance the Portuguese fleet proceeded to Socotra.